Training School Mananger (2014-2017), Member of MC, Member of WG1

Description of job and tasks involved

As Head of the "EU-Office" at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, I am responsible for a full-service facility for the acquisition and management of EU-projects. Services include all aspects of research projects in the pre- and postaward phase, as advising on funding opportunities, coordination and writing of applications, management of large projects, public relations of large projects, and extending to advisory roles / trouble-shooting in all aspects of project management for all in-house projects with external funding.

Experience in European research projects

FP6: Integrated Projects, Networks of Excellence, FET Open, Marie Curie, EMBL fellowships

FP7: Collaborative Projects, CSA, FET Open, Marie Curie, ERC grants, EMBL fellowships


The Max Planck Society is an independent non-profit research organization dedicated to top level basic research at its own 80 Max Planck Institutes (MPIs). MPIs and research facilities conduct basic research in the sciences, arts and humanities. With approx. 850 staff, the MPI of Biochemistry is one of the largest MPIs. All MPIs have a lean local administration running the day to day business largely independently. The overall strategy of the MPS, legal and other issues of general importance are handled by the central services at the MPS headquarter.


Education/Professional Career


PhD student, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried
1986-1988:Post-doc, University Tromsø; Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research, Bern 
1989-2000:Research group leader GSF, Neuherberg, Technical University Munich, Institute of Pathology (1993 Habilitation in Human Genetics)
2001:Advanced Training Editorial Journalist
since 2001:Head of EU-Office, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried